As part of celebrating its 100 year anniversary, the Rockefeller Foundation has announced the winners of its 2012 Innovation Challenge.  The ideas range from encouraging and supporting youth involvement in agriculture, to more efficient use of water, to access to data to help improve services in poor communities.

As part of the reality show format that appears to appeal to everyone, one of the winners, Mobido Coulibaly from Mali will create “FarmQuest,” a reality radio show where young people compete over a year to create the best new farm out of a small plot of land.

I must admit that I am a big radio listener and it is always playing in the background in my office.  I wouldn’t mind following that reality radio show myself!

For more information about the range of ideas that the Rockefeller Foundation has supported, check out the Centennial website.  Interesting reading.